Mexico, cont’d

Indigenous Mexican Woman with lilies

Wow, it was a busy week in Mexico!! The second group arrived and we were ‘off and running’ as we explored the city again with a new group. We had arranged a session to photograph indigenous men and women at an old colonial home, the home of Frans and Trudy Blom, pioneers in the research of Chiapas state, responsible for untiring work with protecting and preserving the Lancandon Indians, as well. This time I had a chance to photograph. There were lots of old walls, doorways, and a garden to ‘place’ our subjects. The women in purple was the same women we had used last week, and she was much more relaxed this time around. But after we ‘exhausted’ all the face-on possibilities, I suggested the group look at their wonderful profiles, too. The mustard-yellow wall was great with the bounce light it was receiving from the courtyard.

Indigenous woman with flowers, Mexico

I have just returned home, with a head-cold unfortunately, but hope to post a lot more images in the coming days from our great photo tours! To all that joined us, thank you so much for giving us a chance to share a piece of Mexico with you!

Brenda Tharp
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  1. Alan March 12, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    Glad to hear you are back safe and sound. I am still going through my images. It was such a wonderful time.
    Call me soon.


    • Brenda March 14, 2011 at 10:52 am #

      Hi Alan! Yes, the process of editing begins for me, too. I thought I’d get some done on the plane but the cold had me sleeping mostly to make sure it didn’t hit harder than it did…a huge pile of work ahead of me but I’m home for a month now – so I’ll definitely call you and we’ll get together. I have to get a sample chapter to my book publisher by April 1 so that’s a pressing deadline but we’ll work around that. 🙂 talk soon.

  2. wendy March 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    hi, brenda-
    hope your cold is better soon. eager to see more of your images from this experience…the ones seen so far are amazing!

    • Brenda March 14, 2011 at 10:30 am #

      Thanks, Wendy. The cold is much better today, I really rested up a lot on the weekend. Ready for a pile of work, now! It was amazing, and I left with images in my head that I still wanted to make but happy with what I did have, too.